Initial Teacher Training record 2015/16 - PGCE class of undergraduate degree
Initial Teacher Training record 2015/16
Fields required from institutions in England
PGCE class of undergraduate degree
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This field is used to indicate the qualification class of the student's undergraduate degree.
All postgraduate course entrants, that is, students where Student.COMDATE is in the current reporting period where Student.ITTAIM is a postgraduate qualification (110, 113, 020, 027, 031 or (032 and Student.INITIATIVES is F, G or J)).
|Valid entries and labels
This field has identical valid entries to the EntryProfile.PGCECLSS field in the Student record.
Codes 12-14 should only be used for integrated taught masters degrees, where these are appropriate.
Code 99 should be used for 'Not known' and code 98 should be used for 'Not applicable'.
If providers are assessing an ITT trainee for bursary eligibility based on their Masters/PhD and not their first degree, they should use Student.DEGTYPE to attract the right level of bursary funding. Student.PGCECLSS should still be recorded for the trainee's first degree. If the student is being assessed based on their first degree, then the provider should code Student.DEGTYPE accordingly.
This field may be coded other than '98 Not applicable' for non-UK undergraduate qualifications (where Student.DEGTYPE='402 Degree equivalent (inc. foreign qualifications)').
For students holding overseas qualifications, providers will need to enter in the classification, based on their assessment of the trainee's overseas degree, in the Student.PGCECLSS field. Providers should not use code 98 (Not applicable). The HEIDMS Guidance provides details on how providers should code overseas degrees in terms of degree class.
It is at the discretion of the provider to decide upon the UK equivalent class of the non-UK degree. For example, if a trainee has an overseas degree and following assessment by the provider it is deemed equivalent to a 2:2 classification (UK degree), then the provider may enter 2:2 in Student.PGCECLSS. The provider would then be expected to enter 402 in Student.DEGTYPE.
Code 98 'Not applicable' may include other students who do not have a UK undergraduate degree. This may be the case, for example, with students studying for PGCE (FE).
Quality rules relating to this field are displayed here.
To provide data on the qualifications of teachers.
Data type: PGCECLSSCodeContentType
|Change management notes
|Field coverage amended to state that this field is additionally required for EYITT routes at a postgraduate level - where Student.ITTAIM is 032 'Early Years Teacher Status' and Student.INITIATIVES is F 'EYITT Graduate Entry', G 'EYITT Graduate employment-based', or J 'EYITT School Direct'.
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